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Bobcat to Eagle Program – B2E

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Georgia Southern University and East Georgia State College have developed the Bobcat to Eagle (B2E) program to better serve our students.

Students who enroll in the B2E program get to experience the unique combination of East Georgia State College- Statesboro’s (EGSC-Statesboro) small, personalized academic learning environment and the large university student services and resources of Georgia Southern University (GS), while saving a lot of money.


Bobcat to Eagle Summer Academy

The B2E Summer Academy offers Bobcat first-year students the opportunity to be a step ahead. They will be introduced to college life academically and socially in a five-week program that prepares them for success!

From June 20 to July 21, students can take their first college English or math course in a small class while being supported by mentors, tutors, and experienced faculty invested in their success. Students will also take their first-year orientation course, with lessons about how to navigate college. They will be exposed to interesting and exciting educational and social opportunities, and they will learn about all the resources available to them. With foundational courses successfully completed, friendships and faculty connections made, and the familiar comfort of their home/campus, when fall semester begins, these Bobcats will be a step ahead of the rest.

Who can apply for this B2E Summer Academy? Any first-year Bobcat interested in being successful. Students who have not already applied to EGSC can do so and indicate that they are interested in the B2E Summer Academy. Students who have already applied to EGSC can update their current application to a B2E Summer Academy. Students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, as space is limited. You will then receive more information form the admissions team.

What classes will I take? You will be registered for either English 1101 Composition I – or –  MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning. You will also take CATS (the first-year experience course). This will give you five credits to start your college career. Some students will need a co-requisite support class to help them be ready for the college-level class, and this will be determined by high school grade point average and/or standardized test scores. This co-requisite class is designed to provide an extra level of support for student success.

What are the dates? We will have an organization morning on Monday, June 20 where you will get your East Georgia Bobcat student ID card and your Georgia Southern Eagle ID card. Then you will receive information regarding Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Eagle Dining, Health Services, and all of the opportunities available through Georgia Southern Student Life. After completing all check-in requirements, you will be able to go to a shortened first class to meet your professor and mentors and to get information about the expectations for the class. The last day of class will be Wednesday July 20, with exams on Thursday, July 21.

How will I pay for this Academy? You may be able to use Financial Aid and HOPE Scholarship – If you want to be reviewed for summer financial aid, which includes the Georgia HOPE Scholarship, you must complete the appropriate paperwork in a timely manner. You should complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include the Federal School Code for EGSC (010997) – it will come up as the Swainsboro campus, which is fine. For fall 2022 financial aid, you must also complete the 2022-23 FAFSA. More information about financial aid can be found here!

Program Information

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  • Cost savings
    Save money by paying EGSC’s tuition rate.
  • Co-enrollment Opportunities
    Enroll in GS ROTC, Marching Band, and more!
  • Personalized Attention
    Experience EGSC’s small class sizes and student-centered faculty!
  • Access
    Experience GS student services and activities such as athletic events, the RAC, Henderson Library, and more!
  • Reverse Transfer
    Earn an extra credential through the reverse transfer process!
  • Credits guaranteed to transfer
    Credits earned at EGSC are guaranteed to transfer to GS.
Ready for What's Next
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  1. Apply to EGSC-Statesboro
  2. Submit Required Documents to EGSC
  3. Apply to GS (as a Transient Student)
    • You are NOT required to turn in any additional documentation to GS, only the application.
  1. Complete the FAFSA
    • (EGSC School Code: 010997 *Will come up as the main campus in Swainsboro*)
  2. Complete Orientation Requirements Once Accepted
  • B2E Info Sessions
    • Are you interested in learning more about pathway programs that will help you gain acceptance into Georgia Southern University? Please join us for a virtual event where we discuss the details of our Bobcat to Eagle program with EGSC-Statesboro.
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  • EGSC Events
  • GS Events
  • GS Campus Tours (Savannah, Hinesville, and Statesboro)
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How do I get my Eagle ID card?

Approximately 72 hours after you are registered for classes at EGSC, you may present your schedule to Eagle Card Services at GS to obtain your Eagle ID card.

Can I join ROTC and/or Southern Pride Marching Band?

Yes! Please email to request more information.

Can I purchase a meal plan?

Yes. You can purchase a meal plan through GS. Please visit the GS website for more information on meal plans.

Do you have on-campus housing?

Our students live in student-centered apartment complexes located around the GS campus. A shuttle is provided to EGSC from Paulson Stadium located on the GS campus. As a convenience for our students, we have compiled a list of options you may view by clicking here.

Do I put EGSC or GS on my FAFSA?

Listing both schools is an option. However, you must make sure that EGSC’s school code is listed and submitted.

EGSC’s school code- 010997- This will come up as the Swainsboro Campus

Can I use my financial aid for rent, purchasing a meal plan, or books?

  • Books: If you have aid left over after tuition and fees are subtracted, you are able to use up to $800 or 75% of the amount left to purchase textbooks. This is called a “book voucher”. The amount used will be deducted from your refund.
  • Rent: The apartment complexes in Statesboro know that many students rely on their financial aid refunds to pay their rent, and the majority of them will work with you to modify payment deadlines to meet financial aid disbursement schedules.
  • Meal Plans: Meal plans are purchased through GS and must be paid for upfront. In other words, you are unable to wait on a financial aid refund before paying for the meal plan.

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Last updated: 2/23/2022